From the image Yo posted you don’t get a feel for the actual size of this Power Yacht, until you look closely at the windshield area to get a human reference; this is a 118 foot vessel.
Wally Yacht has been kicking ass for some time now … their sailing vessels are gorgeous as well.
But Industrial Design is making inroads in the marine world. Notably, furniture (no, not chairs and tables) is starting to reflect the influence of Industrial Designers; ‘furniture’ in the marine context being; cleats, bollards, hawsepipes, winches, pumps, heads (aka:toilets), instrumentation, power distribution, etc.
As Yo notes, the potential for ID is great.
Professional Boatbuilder Magazine; available free to qualified individuals (anyone in the marine industry, or who says they are in the marine industry); frequent mention of the discipline, and value, of ID in the marine industry. Available hardcopy, or on-line @ www.proboat.com
Boat Design.net … a great boat building site; many participants are Marine Architects, and long time leaders to the marine industry; lots of Professional and Student design concepts. A tremendous resource for education, mentoring, materials, and hardware.
Specialized training in “Marine Architecture” and “Marine Interior Design” is available at many US universities (U of Michigan), and via remote study courses (the oldest and most reputable, being:
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology
The professional license of “Marine Architect” aside, if this isn’t considered Industrial Design, I don’t know what is…